**Job Id** E1952332
**Job Title** SoC Architect (San Diego, CA)
**Post Date** 10/20/2017
**Company-Division** Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct
**Job Area** Engineering – Systems
**Location** California – San Diego
**Job Overview** Were looking for a few good Architects!
Qualcomm’s Chip Architecture multi-site team of hardware and software architects and systems engineers are driving analysis and defining next-generation architectures for our system-on-chip (SoC) products for the smartphone, tablet, and other product categories. We have an exciting and dynamic technical position available with a focus on SoC architecture analysis for performance, power, and thermals.
The successful candidate will engage collaboratively across the company with core HW design & verification, SW, marketing, and product planning teams, to:
+ Architect market-leading mobile SoC products with best-in-class performance and power;
+ Conduct hands-on performance, power, and/or thermal studies to help define our SoC architecture plans;
+ Collaborate with HW and SW teams to define best-in-class multimedia, modem, compute and memory technologies;
+ Empower customers with a new class of powerful emerging workloads like augmented reality, plenoptics, realistic gaming physics, 3D, gesture tracking, etc.
+ Deploy simulators, profilers, or even real hardware to provide quantitative justification for architectural directions;
+ Directly apply computer architecture knowledge of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, cache coherency, virtual memory, etc.;
+ Effectively communicate experimental results, review with technical leads and peers, analyze outstanding issues;
+ Creatively overcome obstacles to obtain the answers to architectural questions;
+ Invent and file patents on technical solutions to relevant problems;
+ Collaborate within a world-class computer architecture team!This is a very visible position and an excellent opportunity to influence Qualcomm’s technical direction, to lead the industry, and change the world!
All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
**Minimum Qualifications** **5+ years industry experience required in one or more of the following areas:**
+ Experience with computer architecture concepts, such as , CPU, GPU, DSP, interconnects, shared memory, etc.
+ 3+ years experience in system or chipset development for SoC products, preferably in the mobile market
+ Experience with OS principles and HW/SW interaction
+ Experience with SoC bus, interconnect and memory technologies
+ Hands-on experience in using and modifying simulators and performance/power models, especially full-system models
+ Experience in using code and/or system profiling tools
+ Experience in C/C++/SystemC programming
+ Experience in VLSI design and verification
+ Pragmatic scripting & automation skills
+ PHD Degree preferred
+ Familiarity with any of the following is highly valued: ARM, Linux, GPGPU, OpenCL, OpenGL, Java, Dalvik, RenderScript, Windows SW stack, C++ AMP
+ Familiarity with multimedia or communication technologies including: video codec, camera, WLAN, LTE, audio codec
+ Excellent communication and presentation skills
**Education Requirements** Required: Master’s, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering
Preferred: Doctorate, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering
**EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.**
Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.